ICYMI: Report from our October Executive Breakfast

Oct 28, 2019

On October 16, 2019, Challenge Factory convened an Executive Breakfast to share insights President Lisa Taylor had gathered on her recent trip to Europe and expand upon key themes that are shaping the Future of Work in Canada.

The breakfast was attended by executives from AON, Bramm Research, Gartner Research, the Insurance Institute, KPMG, Manulife, P&G, Stantec and the Workforce Planning Board of York Region, representing a broad cross-section of sectors.

Prior to the session, participants were asked what led them to register for the Breakfast. Not surprisingly, there was a significant focus on finding tools, identifying skills and addressing concerns related to specific technologies.

During the Breakfast, the group shifted from a gathering of executives, to a Community of Activators – with new questions and priorities identified and, as the morning unfolded, new types of conversations and themes emerged.

We were able to shift away from some of the very practical and tangible details of how the world of work might change and begin to discuss how we might be the leaders who help shape a future of work even without having all of the definitive answers.

We began to identify what would be desirable both in how the world of work looks in the future and in how it feels over these next years as we navigate and lead our teams to the future.

These findings and feedback from a post-event survey informed our decision-making as we completed the final details on a new program we are launching – the Community of Activators.

Did you know:

  • 100% of Executive Breakfast participants requested additional, scheduled group learning sessions
  • 85% of participants indicated individual career and leadership support would be valuable
  • 66% of participants requested opportunities to bring learning in-house for their teams
  • 25% of participants were interested in becoming trained (“train the trainer”) to facilitate Future of Work conversations in their workplaces and communities

This new community will provide a variety of ways for you to be involved. Each member can determine their own priorities and the right balance between experiential learning, community engagement and personal career development.

We are excited to be launching this community in November – during Canada Career Month.